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HILLSBOROUGH OBITUARIES

 
Published Dec. 14, 1995|Updated Oct. 5, 2005

BAILEY, WILLIAM S. JR., 54, of Valrico, died Monday (Dec. 11, 1995) at home. He was born in North Carolina and moved to the area from Lakeland 25 years ago. He was a certified purchasing manager for a public utility company. He was a member of the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management for 20 years. He had served in numerous positions, including vice president, president and member of the Board of Directors. He attended Brandon Fellowship Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Gerry S., Valrico; two daughters, Cynthia B. Gallentine, Atlanta and Corinne B. Curtin, Chicago; a step-daughter, Belinda Hammer, Long Island, N.Y.; his mother, Rubelle Bailey, Lakeland; a bother, Kim, Lakeland; two sisters, Rosa Holdredge, Canyon Country, Calif., and Deborah Harkness, Lewisville, N.C.; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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BURNETT, THE REV. FRED E., 82, of Balm, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at Columbia South Bay Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Tampa. He was a Baptist minister and a member of Terra Ceia Baptist Church. He was a minister at a number of local churches, including Kathleen Baptist Church, Balm Baptist Church, Wimauma Baptist Church, Bloomingdale Baptist Church, Peace Creek Baptist Church, Gillette Baptist Church, Temple Crest Baptist Church, and Terra Ceia Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Catherine C., Balm; three sons, the Rev. Delbert M., Ellenton, and Allison E., and Fred E. Jr., both of Balm; three daughters, Mary Catherine Linzy, Palmetto, Bebe Riker, Balm, and Beryl C. Fernandez, Tampa; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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COGER, ACY, 80, of Valrico, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) in Brandon. He was born in West Virginia and moved to the area from Englishtown, N.J., in 1980. He was a laborer in the masonry construction industry. He was Methodist. Survivors include his wife, Myrtle, Valrico; four sons, Dixie Ray, New Jersey, Dexter Roy, Cherry Hill, N.J., Donald Raymond, Freehold, N.J., and Douglas Richard, Thonotosassa; seven daughters, Deloris Jean Coley, Largo, Della Rachel Flora, Jackson, N.J., Ethel Mae Bennett and Nancy Rose Oldham, both from Freehold, N.J., Donna Lynn Coger, Valrico, Cynthia Louise Cavanaugh, Saudi Arabia, and Cathy Beth Simpson, Dover; three brothers, Emory, Leesburg, Frank, West Virginia, and Cecil, Spotwood, N.J.; two sisters, Marie Leary, Cowen West Virginia, and Opal Ward, Pennsylvania; 19 grandchildren; and seven great-granchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.

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DIXON, ROBERT LEE JR., 77, of Brandon, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at University Community Hospital. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., and had lived most of his life here. He retired as principal from Tampa Bay Vocational Technical High School, after 37 years with the Hillsborough County school system. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where he was a deacon and a trustee, and he was a fellow with the Danford Foundation. Survivors include his wife, Ann, Brandon; two sons, Jack, Orlando, and John, Tampa; and two grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Brandon.

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DOROUGH, CAROL ANN JACKSON, 60, of Tampa, died Sunday (Dec. 10, 1995) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. She was born in Dearborn, Mich., and moved here from Ypsilanti, Mich., in 1981. She owned a computer publishing company. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and various computer clubs. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan in 1975. Survivors include three sons, Billy Joe Jr. and Jenthis Dale Jackson, and Daniel Heath Wilson, all of Tampa; a daughter, Carol Sue Wilson, Tampa; her father, James Alva Cicotte, Michigan.; four brothers, James Cicotte, Fort Worth, Texas, Ronald Cicotte, Texas, Ira Cicotte, Garland, Texas, and George Cicotte, Washington; five sisters, Rose Wiggens, Westland, Mich., Virginia Horner, Princeton, N.J., Phyllis Edwards, Taylor, Mich., Kathy Boettcher, New Jersey, and Janet Dale, Michigan; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, Tampa.

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HADLEY, BETTY JEAN, 67, of Tampa, died Wednesday (Dec. 13, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Lafayette, Ind., and moved here in 1957. She was a stock clerk for a department store. She was Lutheran. Survivors include two sons, James "Jim," Tampa, and Gene, Memphis, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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KING, KELLEY O., 76, of Plant City, died Monday (Dec. 11, 1995) at home. He was born in Kentucky and moved to the area from Campbellsville, Ky., in 1966. He was a partsman for Powell Buick. He was a member of Plant City First Church of God. Survivors include his wife, Jackie; a son, Terry King, Lakeland; a stepson, Allen D. Walker, Lakeland; a stepdaughter, Diane Rouse, Plant City; three brothers, W.W., Columbus, Ohio, James Coakley, and Walter, both of Campbellsville, Ky.; and three grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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LEWIS, INGEBORG, 66, of LaGrange, Ky., and formerly of Plant City, died Monday (Dec. 11, 1995) at home. She was born in Germany, and later moved to the Tampa area. She eventually moved to LaGrange. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Henry H., Louisville, Ky.; two daughters, Juliane Buck, Cary, N.C., and Debbie Lewis, Orange, Calif.; a brother, Herbert Dider, Shelbyville, Ky.; and two grandchildren. Wells Memorial Funeral Home, Plant City.

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MITCHELL, VELMA E., 78, of Tampa, died Monday (Dec. 11, 1995) in Tampa. She was born in Georgia and has spent the past 53 years here. She was a pharmaceutical assistant. Survivors include two daughters, Betty J. Sullenberger, Utah, and Janes E. Jones, Tampa; two sons, Jim I. Johnson, and Billy Mitchell, both of Tampa; a stepson, David Mitchell, Tampa; two brothers, Howard Stonecypher, New York, and Carl Stonecypher, Texas; a sister, Opal Meade, New York; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. F.T. Blount Funeral Home, Tampa.

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SCHAUMBURGER, GILBERT J., 88, of Temple Terrace, died Monday (Dec. 11, 1995) at home. He was born in Evansville, Ind., and moved to the area from Lutz five years ago. He was a retired painter from Chrysler Corporation. He was Baptist and attended Belmont Baptist Church. He was a member of the United Auto Workers. Survivors include a son, Jim, Temple Terrace; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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SCHUELER, LYNDA CAROL, 50, of Riverview, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at home. She was born in Detroit, and moved here seven years ago. She was a bookkeeper for Home Depot for the past nine years. She was a Christian. Survivors include her husband, Gerald, Riverview; a daughter, Sherri Lee, Detroit; three brothers, David Martin, Detroit, and James and Tony Martin, both of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Sybil Parchman, Tennessee, Jackie Martin, Columbia, Tenn., and Charlene Crouch, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; and five grandchildren. Stowers Funeral Home, Riverview.

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SIMMON, EDWARD B., 75, of Temple Terrace, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at home. He was born in Muskogee, Okla., and moved to the area in 1947. He was an accountant. He was a member of the Marine Corps Reserves, Hillsborough Lodge 25 F&AM and the Tampa Consistory A.A.S.R. He was the former secretary of treasury of Egypt Temple Honor Patrol, and was former chairman of the board of University State Bank. Survivors include his wife, Jimmye, Temple Terrace, three nephews; and two nieces. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.

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WHEELER, LOUIE H., 74, of Tampa, died Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Born in La Fayette, Ga., he spent most of his life in Tampa. He worked in the collection department of the Tampa Tribune. He was a former credit manager for Peoples Gas Company. He was a member of Ballast Point Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Florentene, Tampa; and two brothers, Bennett and Roy, both of Tampa. Curry & Son Funeral Home, Tampa.